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'''Patrick Bruce''' "'''Pat'''" '''Metheny''' ( ; born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion. Metheny has three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards and is the only person to win Grammys in ten different categories. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny.
Birth namePatrick Bruce Metheny
Birth date{{birth date and age|1954|8|12}}
Birth placeLee's Summit, Missouri, U.S.
GenreJazz, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, world music|world, experimental music|experimental, avant-garde jazz|avant-garde
OccupationMusician, composer, producer
InstrumentGuitar
Years active1974–present
LabelECM Records|ECM, Geffen Records|Geffen, Warner Bros.|Warner, Nonesuch Records|Nonesuch
Associated actsGary Burton, Pat Metheny Group, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Antonio Sánchez (drummer)|Antonio Sánchez
Notable instrumentsRoland GR-300 guitar synthesizer, Synclavier guitar synthesizer, Pikasso guitar, Ibanez miniature soprano Pat Metheny signature model ('86), Metheny-Manzer Signature 6
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